Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sweet Violet/ Macro Monday

Sweet violet (Viola odorata) that has invaded my garden

I don't mind violets growing in my lawn...but I try to keep them out of my gardens where they might crowd out other plants.

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31 comments:

Janie said...

Nice macro of the violet. I love them, but I do have problems with them invading the garden.

Leif Hagen said...

Lovely, purple violets! And yes, umm, I had my left hand on the sterring wheel and my right hand on my NIKON....

Linda Makiej said...

what a stunning macro!! I have many of these in my yard - so small and pretty!!

Karen said...

A terrific macro! These little flowers are all over my "lawn".

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful image with beautiful color!

jo©o said...

That colour tugs at your heart strings. So typical and uplifting. Yours don't seem to have an orange blob in the center, like ours over here.
BTW, I like what you've done with the place :-)

Dimple said...

I have many yellow violets in my flower beds, but the purple ones seem to prefer the wilder areas in the woods--so far, anyway! I like violets, and would prefer them to some of the other weeds that take over anyplace I neglect for very long!

Beautiful shot, it shows the flower so well!

Jack said...

Unfortunately, I think these plants go where they want to go, and they don't ask permission first! Nice shot.

Woody said...

That is such an amazing shade. They are hardy indeed and seem to pop out of nowhere.

Jan n Jer said...

Thats such a pretty little flower...great shot!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a lovely color this is!.

Farmchick said...

A great macro shot.

Jama said...

Gorgeous colour!

Martha Z said...

I didn't realize they could be invasive. We have a tiny yellow one around here but it doesn't seem to invade the garden.

Annelie said...

Oh, what a wonderful macro you captured in pictures!
Soon it will be a long vacation in Sweden for me and Swedish flowers on Monday macro!
Have a nice day!

edenhills said...

Great vibrant color here.

Teresa

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Gorgeous, vivid color and wonderful shallow DoF!

Reader Wil said...

This exactly the colour blue/ purple I like to have in my garden! Have a great week!

Randy said...

What a great blast of color.

Small City Scenes said...

Nice shot. I like the little Violet. I have them here and there but they have not become invasive. MB

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Nature has some beautiful colours

Kathy said...

I do believe this is the exact variety of woodland violet that we have growing in our woods in early spring.

eden said...

Great macro shot!

Kaori said...

Violets are one of my favorite flowers! Gorgeous close-up shot :D

Jenny said...

So gorgeous and velvetty. Absolutely lovely picture!

Judy said...

Such a deep dark color. Wonderful macro shot.

awarewriter said...

I love the rich colors. Nicely composed too. Thanks for the visit and the vote of confidence.

Kim, USA said...

I have to remember the name of this flower. This flower is dainty and I like how purple the color is. Happy Monday!

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SandyCarlson said...

Awesome color on these wild beauties. I have a section of lawn that is nothing but violets. When the grass turns purple, I know it's spring.

forgetmenot said...

So delicate and pretty. I have a big "patch" of them--never planted a one, but somehow they got started and have spread all over. Mickie :)

Rose said...

This is a wonderful shot of the violet...probably the best I have ever seen.

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